Taking the Pulse of the Indie Publishing Industry
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Explore the shifts within the indie publishing landscape through JoAnn Vega’s insightful article, “Taking the Pulse of the Indie Publishing Industry,” as it unpacks the implications of Small Press Distribution’s (SPDs) unexpected closure.

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Social Media Marketing for Independent Authors
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Independent authors have unique opportunities to reach readers far and wide through social media. These platforms allow writers to amplify their voices and foster a personal connection with their audience, transforming followers into a devoted readership. Engaging directly with readers through thoughtfully shared content, authors can create a community invested in their literary success.

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Getting Valuable Book Reviews
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Today, Yvonne Blackwood offers her insights and experiences in a candid revelation of what works—and what doesn’t—when it comes to harnessing the power of book reviews.

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The Writing Advice that Helped Me Grow as a Writer
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Today, Dan Rice joins us to share how thoughtful writing advice has shaped and improved his work.
Dan spotlights his journey of growth as a writer and how targeted exercises, such as short story assignments, accelerated his development and expanded his creative horizons.

With a commitment to refinement through trial and error, Dan’s story is a testament to the resilience and progression inherent in the writing process. Tune in to learn from his experiences and enrich your own writing path.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS – The 2024-2025 Literary Awards Program Opens for Submissions May 1st
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We say this every year but, if you’ve ever talked with us you know how passionate we are about working with and promoting Indie authors—you inspire us! Every. Single. Day. It’s so rewarding being able to call what we do “work”—especially since we spend all our time with such fabulous, gifted authors. Each one of you leaves a mark by sharing your incredible talents and letting us be even a tiny part of your writing journey.

So, we’re excited to share with you that the 2024-2025 Reader Views Literary Awards program opens for submissions on May 1, 2024! Here are some of the program’s benefits:

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2024 Awards Program Opens May 1st
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As we gear up to unveil our 2024 program, we’re excited to introduce our awards program sponsors. We have several new sponsors joining our team as well as many long-time supporting sponsors. They all make this event better each year!

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A FEW LESSONS LEARNED
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Today Randy Overbeck, with five novels, twelve awards, and two bestsellers in his portfolio, reflects on the key lessons learned from his writing journey.

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NEW WRITER ASPIRING TO BE AN AUTHOR – BEWARE!
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Award-winning author Nina Purtee joins us today, taking readers from the high of completing her manuscript to the bold decision of withdrawing her works from a publisher to venture into self-publishing. With candid insight, she lays bare the tough realities of the publishing world, the hurdles she faced, and the deliberate changes she embraced to forge her path to success, showcasing how resilience and self-reliance can lead to unforeseen triumphs.

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Metadata: What Is It and Why Is It So Important?
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The manuscript’s journey from polished draft to publication hinges on the author’s comprehension and provision of essential metadata, facilitating its navigation through the publishing process and enhancing its discoverability and marketing potential.

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Intersectionality in Women’s Literature
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Strengthening Diverse Voices through Independent Publishing Independent publishing has long welcomed a spectrum of voices within women’s literature. During Women’s History Month, it’s particularly important to spotlight how this avenue has continuously enabled women of color, LGBTQ+ women, and those from varied socio-economic backgrounds to share their stories. This has been instrumental in introducing rich,…

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